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Trigger Point Therapy - Treating the Triceps for Biceps Tendinitis

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  Simeon Asher - Treating Triceps Trigger Points   Treating Trigger Points - Shoulder   When treating a Biceps Tendinopathy, we always start by looking at the triceps Pathology of the Long Head Biceps (LHB) is implicated in a range of shoulder problems from frozen shoulder syndrome to rotator cuff tendinopathy. It is almost always present in frozen shoulder syndrome to some extent. Biceps Anatomy Biceps means literally two-heads. The short head provides about 85% of the power and the long head about 15%. Damage can occur from trauma or falls on outstretched hands, and it is commonly tweaked by...

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Rotator Cuff Disorders - The Bigger Picture

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  Spinal mobility has an important role to play in shoulder function   Treating the Rotator Cuff (4 CEUs)   In 70% of all doctor and therapist visits for shoulder problems, the diagnosis is rotator cuff disorder (Lewis 2014) The etiology of rotator cuff disease is likely multifactorial, including age-related degeneration and micro-trauma. The incidence of rotator cuff tears increases with aging, with well over half of individuals in their 80’s having a rotator cuff tear. Smoking, hypercholesterolemia, and genetics have all been shown to influence the development of rotator cuff tearing. Substantial full-thickness rotator cuff tears, in general, progress...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Shoulder Impingement

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John Gibbons - Techniques for treating shoulder impingement   Rotator cuff (or shoulder) impingement syndrome is a very common cause of shoulder pain and can be a precursor to tendonitis or a more serious tear in the rotator cuff A shoulder impingement occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff become impinged as they pass through the narrow bony space called the subacromial space within the shoulder joint. The impingement, or restriction, irritates the tendons causing inflammation and pain. As the inflammation causes swelling of the tendons, the restriction increases, and so too does the rubbing and pain in the...

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Trigger Point Therapy - Rotator Cuff Disorders

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Rotator Cuff Injuries Explained - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner   In 70% of all doctor and therapist visits for shoulder problems, the diagnosis is rotator cuff disorder The shoulder is involved in almost all of our waking activities. It is extremely flexible, and along with its several sub-joints (all of which combine to give the widest range of motion in any joint in the body) this is also what makes it vulnerable to injury. The innate joint concavity/convexity stability is weak so an intricate system of capsule, ligaments, connective tissues and muscles is employed to fix the large ball into the...

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Rotator Cuff Trigger Points - Supraspinatus

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  Treating Supraspinatus Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner    Ischemic Compression Technique   About Supraspinatus Latin supra, above; spina, spine A member of the rotator cuff, which comprises the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The rotator cuff helps hold the head of the humerus in contact with the glenoid cavity (fossa, socket) of the scapula during movements of the shoulder, thus helping to prevent dislocation of the joint.   Supraspinatus - Common Trigger Point Sites   Origin Supraspinous fossa of scapula. Insertion Upper aspect of greater tubercle of humerus. Capsule of shoulder joint. Action Initiates process of abduction...

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